University Lecturer in Latin American Studies

University of Cambridge - Dept. of Politics and International Studies, Centre of Latin American Studies

The Department of Politics and International Studies is seeking to appoint to a University Lectureship in Latin American Studies from 1st September 2018, to be based in the Centre of Latin American Studies. This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic Centre with strong links to many Departments across the University and a high international profile. The role offers valuable opportunities for research-led postgraduate teaching and for collaborative research within a vibrant interdisciplinary community.

The post would be particularly suitable for an early-career scholar with some relevant teaching experience. Applicants should have a clear record of excellence in research in Latin American Studies. Applications are welcome from candidates with expertise in any field in the social sciences, but preference may be given to those specializing in Economics, Politics, Political Economy, Public Policy, or Economic Geography. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the continued growth of the Centre and Department. They will produce research of high international standing while carrying out vital teaching and administrative duties within the Centre and the Department.

Candidates will need to show evidence of the following qualifications, skills and experience: 

  • A doctorate in a relevant subject area (or clear evidence that completion of such a doctorate is imminent);
  • Evidence of ability to engage in internationally recognised high-level research in chosen subject area, with publications and participation in scholarly activity commensurate with stage of career;
  • Evidence of ability to teach the subject effectively, and at all relevant levels;
  • Ability to play an effective role in the life and work of the Department;
  • Ability to work as part of a team.

Short-listed candidates will be asked to give a presentation to members of the Department and PhD students, and to take part in an interview. The presentations and interviews will be held on 17 April 2018.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Queries about the post should be directed to the Director of the Centre for Latin American Studies, Dr Joanna Page (

Please quote reference UE14468 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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